Top 10 Countries that are Significant Producers of Natural Gemstones


The Top Ten

1 Myanmar Myanmar Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. Yangon (formerly Rangoon), the country's largest city, is home to bustling markets, numerous parks and lakes, and the towering, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, which contains more.

Myanmar (former Burma) is the biggest producer of rubies - approximately 90% of the total world’s supply. They produce the highest quality, most desirable rubies. A wide variety of other unique gems are also mined in Myanmar. - Metal_Treasure

2 Madagascar

One of the largest producers of sapphires. Also, Madagascar produces a wide variety of rare gems - over 50 types of gemstones. - Metal_Treasure

3 Russia Russia Russia, known as the "Russian Federation", was formed on Dec 25, 1991. It is located mainly in Asia, while a portion of it remains in Europe. The capital and largest city is Moscow, followed by Saint Petersburg in terms of population. The country primarily speaks Russian, a Slavic language. more.

Russia is world’s largest producer and exporter of rough diamonds by volume, and 2nd largest by value. It is believed that Russia has the largest and richest diamond resources in the world.

Russia also produces significant amounts of garnet and alexandrite. Plus, many other gemstones. - Metal_Treasure

4 Botswana Botswana

Botswana is the 2nd biggest biggest producer of diamond by volume (after Russia) and #1 by value. - Metal_Treasure

5 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and known from the beginning of British colonial rule until 1972 as Ceylon, is an island country in South Asia near south-east India.

A prominent producer of more than 50 varieties of gems. One of the largest producers of sapphires.

They also produce Ruby, Alexandrite, Cat’s Eye Chrysoberyl, Zircon, Spinel, Tourmaline, Iolite, Peridot, and more. - Metal_Treasure

6 Canada Canada Canada is a country in North America that is next to the United States, and it's the 2nd largest country in the world by area (size is 9.985 million km²). This country has 10 provinces, and 3 territories. Canada became a dominion on July 1, 1867. Its 10 provinces are: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, more.

Canada is world's 3rd biggest producer of diamond by value. Some rare gems are also mined in Canada (not that diamonds aren't rare). - Metal_Treasure

7 Brazil Brazil Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region.

Brazil is the most prolific producer of gemstones in South America. Some of the Highest Quality Gemstones come from Brazil.

1) 90% of aquamarine is mined in Brazil
2) Brazil is the largest source of imperial topaz in the world (imperial topaz is the most valued topaz) - Metal_Treasure

8 Colombia Colombia Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a country situated in the northwest of South America, bordered to the northwest by Panama; to the east by Venezuela and Brazil; to the south by Ecuador and Peru; and it shares maritime limits with Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Jamaica, Dominican Republic more.

Colombia is the biggest producer of emeralds: approximately 70-90% of the total supply in the world.

Columbia’s emeralds are world renowned for their size, color, and quality. - Metal_Treasure

9 Australia Australia Australia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. Australia has a very warm climate and is very dry. The country's official language is English.

4th biggest producer of diamond in the world and the biggest producer of opal, contributing to almost 90% of the total world production of opal - Metal_Treasure

10 Mozambique Mozambique Mozambique, officially the Republic of Mozambique, is a country in Southeast Africa bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west, and Swaziland and South Africa to the southwest.

The Contenders

11 India India India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. Its capital is New Delhi. Some other major cities are Mumbai, Chennai, and Ahemdabad. more.
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